Here’s a video from Numbers USA showing how we’ll all be living in a grossly overcrowded country if immigration continues as it is today. The man in the video is Roy Beck, Executive Director of Numbers USA, a group whose stated goal is:
To examine numerical levels of annual legal and illegal immigration.
To educate the public about the immigration-reduction recommendations from two national commissions of the 1990s:
In this video, which precedes the one posted here, he refers to a “golden age” of immigration from 1925 to 1965 of which he states
“I could find no time in history when immigrants were so welcomed, when they assimilated so quickly, when they did so well. Because we had lower immigration we had a tighter labor market which means that we had the pressure on more capital investment, we had pressure for higher productivy and higher wages. And because of that we became a middle class society during that golden era of immigration. And what’s really wonderful about the golden era of immigration is that it’s the only time in the American history that there was a sustained significant increase in the income of black Americans and that increase was even faster than the increase for white Americans.”
I’m not sure which history books Roy believes are telling the truth, but I do believe that there was a great deal of racial tension during that time. Does he recall the civil rights movement?
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I’m not sure whose handing out the blinders to these anti-immigrants. They don’t think there was prevalent racism in the mid 1900’s and they can’t see white supremacists at their rallies.
Maybe Roy is right about the future population increase, I can’t say, but he certainly needs a history lesson.